Tutorial for KR Graflex Kit (2023) Master Chassis
This Master Chassis features a fully removable core and an elegant see through Crystal Chamber with a spinning generator opposing the Crystal.. There is also lots of accent pixels allowing cool light setup!
– 2mmx1mm NeoDymium Magnets x 9
– 2mmx2mm NeoDymium Magnets x 13
Rods and Tubes:
– 1.5mmOD brass rods x 2 with 95.7mm length
– 1.5mmOD brass rods x 1 with 91.4mm length
– 4mmOD Alum Tube x 1 with 110mm length
– 4mmOD Alum Tube x 2 with 50mm length
– 4mmOD Alum Tube x 2 with 54mm length
GOTH-3Designs cannot be held responsible for any mistakes made by DIYers during their install. You must have a good understanding of what you’re doing, of the components used and the safety measures associated to them. Always wear protective gear when working on install (gloves, eye protection, …), GOTH-3Designs cannot be held responsible in case of accident.
Always use the smallest wires to make your install easier. There can be big differences between one wire type and another for the same AWG specs. PTFE Wires with the smallest OD are recommended such as those sold at The Saber Armory. A good wire management is also required, routing wires properly helps a lot saving space.
These instructions will not cover how to wire the soundboard, make sure to learn how to by reading the manual. We have also typical soundboards wiring available in the Padawan Tutorials. Always test your install along the way! Verifying that everything works after important steps is better than having to dismount everything because something wasn’t wired properly.
It can happen that metal parts result slightly bent after printing, but there are normally fairly easy to bent back into their right shape by hands of using pliers (protected to avoid scratches on the metal).
Quick Install Guide
Step 3 – Insert the chassis top into the Graflex core, passing the switches wires first. The solder the wires on the switches PCBs.
There is a retention screw to secure the top chassis. There is another one at the bottom that will serve as chassis guide.
Step 7 – Install the soundboard. There are 3 holes for 4mmOD tubes, where the wires will have to be directed. Plan ahead the wire management to feed the CC crystal, the soundboard negative (short tubes) and the NPXL + switches connector (long tube).
Step 13 – Add the CC insert and the tubes. Use 2 tubes of 50mm length that will feed the soundboard negative and the CC crystal. And 1 tube of 110mm length (not shown on the picture) that will feed the NPXL + Switches connector (switches wires, positive, data…).
Step 21 – The soundboard negative and CC crystal wires can be soldered at tis step. Then add the battery cover and the ring on the front chassis before joining them together. The will hold the battery cover and ring in place.